Channeling their inner Americana in the heartfelt video for Stuck, South Africa’s electric husband and wife duo of Martin and Cheryl Engel, known as Connecting Stars, bring line dancing, cowboy hats and African gumboot dancing to the beach. The song, filled with swinging acoustic guitar, glockenspiel and catchy hooks is a genre – bending musical combination for fans of pop, folk, country and indie rock. Stuck recently debuted at number 30 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart and is also charting on AC and college radio stations throughout the country. Their self-titled debut album is scheduled for release on August 26 2014 and the single is currently on-sale via www.connectingstars.com for a limited time.
Filmed in their native coastal town of Durban, South Africa, the new video is the perfect visual accompaniment to their unforgettable song, Stuck. The light-hearted video features the band performing on a pier on a warm summer day and is bound to warm hearts around the globe.
Martin Engle offers: “We had a great time filming the Stuck music video. Showcasing our beautiful hometown of Durban while combining line dancing and gumboot dancing with a crowd of our friends and fans on the beach – made for an unforgettable day.”
Connecting Stars will also embark on their first U.S. mini-tour starting August 16 2014 at the Rockwood Music Hall in New York City and will also appear in Nashville, San Diego and Los Angeles. Their unique amalgamation of passion and multi-instrumentation makes for unforgettable live performances that are not to be missed.
The twelve bittersweet tracks on Connecting Stars take listeners on a musical and lyrical journey spanning the lofty highs and crushing lows of love found, lost or betrayed as well as the confusion and helplessness when loved ones pass away or suffer needlessly. Intertwined with strains of ukulele, harmonica and mandolin, the album’s most remarkable and lyrically motivating songs draw on both painful and joyful life moments while the Engels’ musical skill and intuitive interaction make for an unforgettable presentation.